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The Changing Landscape of the Insurance Sector 2016

Join us to explore hot topics affecting your industry today: Modernising FAIs – What are the implications? Inherently Hazardous Operations – Who carries the can?  What does the policy cover?

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016

Time: 16:15 - 17:15

Location: The Supper Club 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AJ

Speakers:

Clare Bone, Partner and Solicitor Advocate
Jilly Petrie, Partner
Mark Morton, Partner and Solicitor Advocate


Audience:

Insurance sector

Programme:

16:00 Registration & refreshments
16:15 Seminar including Q&A
17:15 Drinks & Canapés


Fee:

This event is free of charge

Description:

Modernising FAIs – What are the implications?
Clare Bone, Partner and Solicitor Advocate

New legislation to modernise the Fatal Accident Inquiry process has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 is an attempt to “strengthen Fatal Accident Inquiry legislation and bring it into the 21st century". With mandatory Inquiries for new categories of deaths and discretionary Inquiries into the deaths of Scots abroad, BTO examines the wider implications for Brokers, insurers and their insureds.


Inherently Hazardous Operations – Who carries the can?
Jilly Petrie, Partner

As a general rule, a landowner who employs an independent contractor is not liable for damage caused to a third party property by the fault of the contractor.  The rule has exceptions, one of which is where the operations instructed are “inherently hazardous”

For years, the courts north and south of the border have been grappling with what this means and if it is even part of the law in these jurisdictions.  A recent decision from the Scottish courts found that the exception does operate in Scotland and that liability will remain with the landowner, irrespective of contracting and subcontracting of the works.  If followed, this gives rise to potentially widespread repercussions for landowners.

This session is intended to build insurers’ and insureds’ awareness of the potential liabilities they may face if things go wrong on a construction project. 

What does the policy cover?
Mark Morton, Partner and Solicitor Advocate

Mark will highlight some recent coverage issues which have arisen in claims which BTO’s insurance team has handled and he will provide an insight into how to find the right approach to dealing with policy matters and strengthening client relationships. Mark’s talk is intended to be of interest to claims handlers, underwriters, brokers, loss adjusters and those involved in dealing with complex claims.   

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